The excursion by the city of Kryvyi Rih
Overview of the monument of the legendary Cossack “Rih”. The Foundation and the name of the city are connected with this monument. We will overview the flower clock creation which was timed to the 20th anniversary of independence of Ukraine. Also, in the pavilion under the clock, we will visit the 3D video gallery of the city Museum of local history, where the history and present state of the city is revealed with the help of high-quality videos presented in 3D-format.
3 Quarry of Southern Mining Factory and museum
The iron heart of Krivoy Rog is a quarry Southern Mining Factory. The history of this enterprise originates in 1955. It was the first enterprise of this type in the territory of the former Soviet Union. The quarry is now a unique impressive sight created by the hands of miners. On a specially equipped observation deck, you can see all its grandeur and beauty. In honor of its 60th anniversary, the “Southern Mining Factory” created a magnificent Museum of industrial themes in 2015, collecting a large number of original exhibits and magnificent models of equipment that show us the beauty and power of the miners.
Here you will see a panorama of the central and southern part of the city. We will see an incredible combination of natural and man-made landscapes: mine chains, careers, bridges, and railways. From this place, the realities and history of the city appear before our eyes in all its uniqueness.
The city of Kryvyi Rih has a unique transport system for Ukraine, which combines the features of the subway and tram. Most of the line is built according to metro standards, but tram cars are used as rolling stock. Between stations “Dzerzhynska” and “Budynok Rad” tunnels in different directions change places under the ground without a straight section, passing over each other. This changes the movement from right to left. Therefore, the Kryvyi Rih subway is called the only place in the country where left-hand traffic is legalized.
Located on the lands of the mister Kochubey. At first, iron ore was mined in a small quarry, on the bottom of which were also passed 3 underground cutting-chambers. The height of these chambers varies, reaching the size of a 3-storey building in some places. The pearl of the underground landscape of the mine is 5 exploratory tunnels with a length of more than 300 meters. The Ukrainian historical film “Red” was shot here.
Kryvyi Rih is a unique phenomenon that arose as a result of the collapse of the horizons of mines. As a result, the landscape was significantly disrupted; in some areas land drops to a depth of 200-250 meters. The failings of Kryvyi Rih mines in such sizes are not found anywhere else in Europe and should, therefore, be of particular importance for industrial tourism.
Open-air museum of mining equipment
We will visit a single Skansen of Ukraine, representing the strength and power of mining enterprises of Kryvyi Rih. we will see an excavator bucket, a mine electric locomotive, a bulldozer from the quarry, car "Belaz”, crusher from crushing plant, separator of an ore processing plant and more. For fans of technology this is something to see.